The bottom line here is the Bronx Bombers now have holes at 3B, DH, catcher, right field and the bench.
Add that to a 38-year old shortstop, a 43-year old closer, a 41-year old starter and an ace all coming back from recent surgeries. Oh don’t forget a farm system that is rotten at the top.
Well I don’t know about you, but that does not spell C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N-S-H-I-P to me.
Look, I get that the Yankees spend a lot more money compared to the other 29 teams, but saving a buck by not filling vital starting positions with legitimate players is extreme. Not to mention it is punishing Yankee fans for the big contracts they had nothing to do with.
Fans better be ready to kiss October baseball in the Bronx goodbye; and Hal Steinbrenner should be ready to see lots of empty seats if something doesn’t give.
I think a lot of Yankees fans feel the same way as Kate (above). Of course, the Yankees – and Brian Cashman – still have another 9 weeks or so to get their roster in order. But, when you factor what’s out there, and this whole Yankees Fiscal Austerity Cliff that’s coming, you have to wonder how Cashman is going to address all these needs.
Kelly Shoppach, Adam Kennedy, Matt Diaz and Luke Scott, come on down? Now, that’s not exciting.
In any event, what’s your take on the current state of the Yankees? And, what do you think will be the impact downstream? Do you agree with Kate, or, have some other opinion?